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Architecture Design Guidelines for the Exterior Rehabilitation of Buildings in Rockville's Historic District
Introduction

Streetscape

Elements of the Rockville Streetscape
The Framing of a Rockville Streetscape
Trees and Vegetation in the Rockville Streetscape
Vegetation and Seasonal Change
The Passage of Time and Growth of Vegetation
The Rockville Streetscape: A Rhythmic Sequence of Buildings and Spaces
The Rockville Streetscape: A Series of Zones and Boundaries
The Front Yard: An Important Transitional Zone Between Public Way and Private House
The Front Porch: Another Important Transitional Zone Between House and Street
Street Furniture
Alteration of Elements in a Rockville Streetscape


The Individual House

Elements of an Individual House
The Rockville Design Vocabulary
Frame House Siding
   Clapboarding
   Aluminum and Vinyl Siding
   Cornerboards
   Asphalt and Asbestos Shingles
Building Details
   Dormers
   Shingled Gables
   Gable Vents
Windows
   Appropriate Window Types
   Original Openings
   Window Trim
Shutters
Doors and Doorways
   Door Openings and Vestibules
   Door Frames
   Doors
   Storm Doors
Porches
   Removal of a Porch
   Enclosure of a Porch
   Appropriate Replacement Parts


Design Review Guidelines

Site Orientation
Scale
   Cornice or Soffit Line
   Floor Elevation
   Number of Stories
Form and Modeling of the Facade
   Rhythm and Proportion
   Modeling of the Facades
   Porches
   Fenestration Patterns
   Architectural Details
Roof Form
Materials and Colors
   Use of Materials
   Use of Color
Landscaping
Demolition
Signs
Accessory Buildings
Mechanical Equipment
Public Actions


Glossary